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Hibiscus Gose | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Spring

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Added by Tschnab on 03-30-2013

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Ratings: 731 |  Reviews: 116
Photo of philbe311
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DMcGirr
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heytomcat
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Viaduck
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A very pretty pinkish orange With a modest head. Not very sour or sweet, but lots of interesting flavors. Flower & grain flavor with a cracker finish. Moderate carbonation.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.4/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of delgotit99
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bb-magic
3.64/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.06/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Taste: tropical fruit, hibiscus floral notes, coriander, semi sweet/sour, and may have a bit salt in finish.
Nose is floral and mellow. Amber/Peach hue, mostly clear, tall head with nice tight bubbles in the foam. Medium/lite body.
11 IBUs

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Photo of Rilesmiles
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutHunter
3.45/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

I picked up a bottle of Boulevard's Hibiscus Gose for $1.69 at The Lager Mill. I'm in the mood for something sour today and I thought I would take a chance on this one, so lets see how it goes. 2017 Vintage. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a teku.

A- The label looks nice, it goes well with the name and it's a little eye catching. It poured a pink orange color which took on more of an orange color when held to the light with two and a half fingers worth of creamy off white head that died down to a thing ring that eventually faded away and it left some nice spotty lacing behind. This is a pretty nice looking beer, but I would have thought the hibiscus would impart a little more color.

S- The aroma starts off with a medium amount of sweetness with a sour fruit aroma being the first to show up and it has some lemon aromas sticking out the most along with a slightly higher amount of medium sourness that goes right into a light hibiscus aroma that's followed by the malts which impart a wheat, bready, grainy and light sweet malt like aromas with a slight funky aroma right at the end with a little of coriander. This beer has a pretty nice aroma, but I wish the hibiscus showed up a little more.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma, but a little lighter and it starts off with a medium amount of sweetness with the sour lemon flavors being the first to show up and they impar the same aspects that they did in the aroma and that goes into the malts which also impart the same aspects that they did in the aroma, but this time it's a little more bready and grainy than wheaty. Up next comes the coriander with a light bit of hibiscus which is barely noticeable. On the finish there's a slight saltiness with a lighter amount of medium sourness that lingers just a little and it has a lemon and malty sour aftertaste. This is a decent tasting beer that's solid for a gose, but the hibiscus is barely noticeable.

M- Fairly smooth, a little refreshing, not too mouth puckering, medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel is pretty nice and it works well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a decent beer and it's pretty close to being an average example of the style, it's solid gose, but the hibiscus aspects don't really make it live up to it's name. This beer had ok drinkability, one is enough for me, it would start to lose my attention after that. What I like the most about this beer is the gose base, it's solid and it's what I would expect from the style. What i like the least about this beer is the hibiscus aspect, it needs to be stronger. I don't think I would buy this beer and I can't say I would recommend it as hibiscus gose. All in all I was hoping this one would be a little better and it was for sure a little rough around the edges when it came to the taste and drinkability. It's one of m least favorite beers from this brewery and it's a pretty close to being average for the style. Better luck next time guys, this one could use a little more work.

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Photo of VoodooBear
3.59/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12 oz. brown bottle with a "best by" date printed on it. Served in a tulip glass.

Appearance: Beautiful, clear rose gold color. It develops a thin half finger head that goes away quickly and leaves no lacing.

Smell: A floral scent mainly, thanks to the hibiscus with some notes of grain and yeast in the background. There's a touch of coriander in there as well.

Taste: What a roller coaster! It starts off light, sweet and floral then rolls into the sour with a hint of salt at the end that's reminiscent of some sour Skittles.

Mouthfeel: Medium-high carbonation. Starts thin, clean and crisp which is the perfect recipe for a summer beer you can pound one after the other but then that cloying feeling sets it and gets worse the more you drink it. Something that's not out of the ordinary for the style but doesn't work if you're at the beach, camping or just looking for refreshment on a hot summer day.

Overall: It looks, smells and tastes great but because it feels like you're drinking candy, the most you can expect to have comfortably in one sitting is in fact, just one.

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Photo of Jason_cs
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of qcbrewer
3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of red_5_sooner
2.93/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of dazedman
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cylinsier
4.01/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle

Pours mostly clear pinkish light amber. Sugar white head retains as a lacing.

Smells of honey, lemon citrus, and cracker malt.

Flavor is tart and fruity, lemon citrus mixed with strawberry, floral nectar, and a light sweet cracker malt.

Light to medium body, tingly carbonation on the tongue.

Very nice light flavorful ale. Good tart and sweet mix. Goes down very easy. Stands out from other goses enough to be memorable. Worth trying.

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Photo of buckyp
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shade1951
2.96/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

My ratings are actually high for this kind of beer. I was able to finish the 12 ounces without wanting to puke.

It's not the brewer's fault, I'm sure. It's just that I haven't found a sour beer that I like, but unfortunately have found a couple that tasted like sweat. This one does NOT taste like sweat, so it has that going for it. I was also able to finish it, which is more than I can say for a couple others in the style.

Maybe it's an acquired taste, one which I have not been able to acquire. I just don't know if it's worth it for me to work at acquiring it, when there are so many other beers that appeal to me.

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Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JayDubTrub
3.45/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

The body is a bit too thin though this is refreshing enough and scores for originality - it could benefit from more body even from a touch more carb. Light taste of hibiscus followed by acidity and salt finish - it's interesting, worth trying, but making me crave other summer brews that have a bit more body and mouthfeel and linger on the palate.

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Photo of godawgs
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mpenske
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cryptichead
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear yellowish rosé in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down, leaving only a collar of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of hibiscus flowers are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, except that the hibiscus flavors are a little stronger and there are also notes of sea salt and hints of coriander.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and has some refreshing properties.

Serving type: bottle

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Hibiscus Gose from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 731 ratings
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